Royal Grenadiers

Kankakee, IL United States
Founded: 1979

Inactive Junior
1981 47 40.950 (Repertoire not available)  
1982 Charge of the Light Brigade * Hava Nagila * Carmina Burana * Academic Festival Overture  
1983 Charge of the Light Brigade * Carmina Burana * Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt Suite #1)  
1984 48 44.200 Festive Overture * Baroque and Blue (from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio) * Golliwog's Cakewalk * Russian Christmas Music  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Royal Grenadiers junior marching and maneuvering corps was active in DCI and DCM competition in the first half of the 1980s. Their one DCI appearance was in 1981, when they finished 47th in Open Class Prelims. Their highest DCM finish was ninth in Finals in 1984.

[A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; DCW, 11/02, p. 3]

The Royal Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corps Inc, Kankakee County, Illinois was founded in the fall of 1979 to provide a worthwhile competitive activity for the youth of the east-central Illinois area.
The uniform worn by the Grenadiers is patterned after the Blues and Royals Regiment of the English Household Calvary Division. Chrome helmets and riding boots add a finishing touch to the style that has become the Royal Grenadier trademark.
Our 1982-83 staff is managed by program coordinator, Gary Moore. The show advisor is Gene Palowski. The performance staff includes: On Brass: Brad Niemi, Dave Smith. On Percussion: Gary Moore, Dan Leonard. M & M: Jim Baron, Stan Coclasure, Marge Anderson. The Guard is handled by Arlene Moore and Jo Billadeau.
The 1983 Repertoire:
Opener: The Charge of the Light Brigade
Major Production: Carmina Burana
Concert: Hava Nagila
Drum Production: The Grenadier
Closing Production; Academic Festival Overture
The 1983 Corps is composed of young men and women of the greater east central Illinois area. They will log over 12,000 miles while appearing in over 30 contests and exhibitions in seven states and two Canadian Provinces.
Drum Majors Dominick Lovino and Bill Bodemer handle the corps and are assisted by Color Guard Sergeant Gina Gee.
The Royal Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corps is sponsored by the Royal Grenadier Booster Club and communities of the Kankakee County area.
The corps director is Tom Billadeau.
[From the 1983 Saginaw, MI Drums Across the Valley Program]

Members (9)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Billadeau, Mike Drum Line 1981 to 1984
Henderson, Ted(dy) Contra 1980; 1983
Margraf, Mike Soprano 1982 to 1984
Payne, Dave Soprano 1983 to 1984
Rothbard, Bruce Soprano 1981 to 1984
Schuller, Heinz Percussion 1981
Taylor, Nick Contra 1986
Weaver, Betsy Rifle 1979 to 1982
jackson, ron percussion "quads" 1980 to 1984

CORPS 1 items

Royal Grenadiers

RoyalGrenadiers,Kankakee,IL,Pin1(RE-2.25)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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